AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL CAPITAL

IDEAL.

From a Rotary perspective, the partnership with the World Peace Bell Association to locate a Peace Bell within the Canberra Nara Peace Park is a natural extension of the work of Rotary International. Rotary International work includes the Rotary Peace Centers and Peace Fellowships, the work through Shelter Box Australia, the work of The Rotary Foundation and the work already undertaken by the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin through the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival. The festival is held each year in the Canberra Nara Peace Park and was an initiative of the Rotary Club.

The development of a Peace Bell may be the most ambitious project undertaken by our Club.

Andrew Barr MLA

Andrew Barr MLA

Message from the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA for the World Peace Bell website hosted by Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin

I commend the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin for its vision and determination to bring the World Peace Bell to Canberra.

The Bell, which is made from the melted coins of United Nations member countries, is a significant symbol of peace and has been installed in cities around the world.

I am very proud that this will be only the second World Peace Bell in Australia and will ring out on special occasions throughout the year, including the Canberra Nara Candle Festival, to remind Canberrans and visitors to the capital that our goal is for a peaceful world.

The location of the Bell adjacent to the Canberra Nara Peace Park is fitting and I know it will become an iconic part of the park and the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Thank you to the businesses who have already pledged their support for the World Peace Bell. I encourage Canberrans to get behind this inspiring project and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister

 

 

 

A PEACE POEM

A quote from the Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu or Laozi. Both names are used for this person.

Philosophical Daoism traces its origins to Laozi, an extraordinary thinker who flourished during the sixth century B.C.E., according to Chinese sources. According to some modern scholars, however, Laozi is entirely legendary; there was never a historical Laozi.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home,
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

CANBERRA ROTARY PEACE BELL

20. Jerrabomberra Public School

20. Jerrabomberra Public School

20. Jerrabomberra Public School15SEPTEMBER 2020 The Rotary Club donating the Peace Pole.The twentieth of our Peace Poles. Pole 20 of 100 Peace Poles...

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56. Bribie Island Community

56. Bribie Island Community

56. Bribie Island Community Kindergarten17August 2020 The Rotary Club initiating the Peace Pole. The fifty sixth of our Peace Poles. Pole 56 of 100...

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4. Dubbo Christian School

4. Dubbo Christian School

4. Dubbo Christian SchoolCurrently, there are no good quality photographs to show. 7August 2020 The Rotary Club initiating the Peace Pole. The...

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7. Torrens Primary

7. Torrens Primary

7. Torrens Primary School 18 October 2019 The Rotary Club initiating the Peace Pole. The seventh of our Peace Poles. Pole 7 of 100 Peace Poles to be...

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11. Peak Hill Primary School

11. Peak Hill Primary School

11. Peak Hill Primary School 16 APRIL 2020 The Rotary Club donating the Peace Pole. The eleventh of our Peace Poles. Pole 11 of 100 Peace Poles to...

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87. Scotch College Adelaide

87. Scotch College Adelaide

87. Scotch College Adelaide21 SEPTEMBER 2020 The Rotary Club donating the Peace Pole. Pole 87 of 100 Peace Poles to be planted around Australia was...

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PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

​PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WARJonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute is an International lawyer who chairs the nuclear task force...

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WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

World Peace Day 2020Our keynote speaker at this years World Peace Day event, 21 September 2020, was Mr Tim Weeks the former captive for 3 years and...

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19. St Lucia Brisbane

19. St Lucia Brisbane

19. St Lucia Brisbane 10March 2020 Three clubs working together!The nineteenth of our Peace Poles Pole 19 of 100 Peace Poles to be planted around...

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Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

A special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to remember the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945.A...

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ICAN representatives ring the bell for peace

World Peace Prayer Gathering

To mark the 33rd anniversary of the "World Peace Prayer Gathering" ceremony a special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell where the...

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16. Blackheath Thornburgh College

9. Goulburn East

The ninth of our Peace Poles

9 of 100 Peace Poles to be planted in Schools around Australia
The school made an excursion to Canberra 22nd May 2019 and toured the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Their Peace Pole was donated to the school by the Rotary Club of Goulburn

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Take a tour of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell during your next School excursion to Canberra and Rotary will arrange a Peace Pole for your School.

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Let Peace Prevail on Earth.

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12. Dominic College

12. Dominic College

12. Dominic College Glenorchy Tasmania12December 2019 The Rotary Club donating the Peace Pole.The twelfth of our Peace Poles Pole 12 of 100 Peace...

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